Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/30/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Washington Mystics
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Myisha Hines-Allen and the Washington Mystics (4-9, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the Connecticut Sun (6-8, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Sunday.
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Alyssa Thomas averages 14.7 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.7 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 65%.
Myisha Hines-Allen averages 16.4 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Leilani Mitchell averages 8.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Connecticut averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.8 per game. The Sun allow 80.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Washington is 7th in the league with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Mystics are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Mystics surrender 83.8 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.1, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 78.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Connecticut is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 5th in the league.
Washington is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 2nd in the league. The Mystics are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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